Obit: Van Vorst, Henry (1846 - 1909)

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Surnames: Van Vorst, Hilgers, Guckenburg

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 1 Jul 1909

Van Vorst, Henry (9 Mar. 1846 - 26 July 1909)

John Hilgers received a dispatch from Appleton, Wisconsin, Saturday, announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Henry Van Vorst, who died at the hospital in that city that morning, after a short illness. He went down on Sunday to attend the funeral, which was held Tuesday. Mr. Van Vorst was well known to many of our readers, having visited here with Mr. Hilgers’ family.

Spouse: Margaret Hilgers was born January 27, 1858 in Racine, Wisconsin and married Henry Van Vorst July 27, 1875, Darboy, Wisconsin.

Children of Henry Van Vorst and Margaret Hilgers

William Van Vorst b: March 14, 1876 Darboy, Wisconsin
Mathias Van Vorst b: March 14, 1876 Darboy, Wisconsin
Elizabeth Mary Van Vorst b: April 11, 1877 Darboy, Wisconsin
Anna Van Vorst b: October 2, 1878 Darboy, Wisconsin
Henry *Guckenburg b: June 7, 1879 Darboy, Wisconsin
John Van Vorst b: April 14, 1880 Darboy, Wisconsin
Tylle Van Vorst b: March 3, 1882 Darboy, Wisconsin
Gretchen Van Vorst b: May 16, 1884 Darboy, Wisconsin
Katherine Van Vorst b: June 1, 1886 Darboy, Wisconsin
Joseph Van Vorst b: April 28, 1888 Darboy, Wisconsin
Hannah Van Vorst b: July 13, 1890 Darboy, Wisconsin
Herman Van Vorst b: August 23, 1892 Darboy, Wisconsin
Louise Van Vorst b: December 9, 1895 Darboy, Wisconsin
Mary Van Vorst b: September 7, 1897 Darboy, Wisconsin
Frieda Van Vorst b: September 24,1898 Darboy, Wisconsin


1900 Federal Census, ED 7 Harrison township, north side, Calumet, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 5, family 81

Henry Van Vorst, white, married, male
years married: 25
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
estimated marriage year: 1875

Household Members
head Henry Van Vorst M 54 (Mar 1846) Germany
wife Maggie Van Vorst F 42 (Jan 1858) Wisconsin
daughter Tillie Van Vorst F 18 (Mar 1882) Wisconsin
daughter Gretchen Van Vorst F 16 (May 1884) Wisconsin
daughter Katharnia Van Vorst F 14 (Jun 1886) Wisconsin
daughter Johanna Van Vorst F 10 (Jul 1890) Wisconsin
son Hermann Van Vorst M 8 (Aug 1892) Wisconsin
daughter Louisa Van Vorst F 5 (Dec 1895) Wisconsin
adopted child Henry Guckenberger M 21 (Jun 1879) Wisconsin



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